Call for Papers


13th IZA/CEPR European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics 2011 (ESSLE)

Organizers: Giuseppe Bertola (University of Turin and CEPR), Marco Caliendo (IZA), Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich, CEPR and IZA)
Place:Conference Center Deutsche Post DHL, Buch/Ammersee, Germany
Date:August 31 - September 4, 2011

Submission Deadline:March 15, 2011
The 13th IZA/CEPR European Summer Symposium in Labour Economics (ESSLE) will take place August 31-September 4, 2011 (arrival August 31st afternoon, departure September 4th morning). The meeting will be hosted by IZA at the Deutsche Post DHL conference center in Buch at the Ammersee lake (near Munich), and will be organized by Giuseppe Bertola (University of Turin and CEPR), Marco Caliendo (IZA), and Josef Zweimüller (University of Zurich, CEPR and IZA). The keynote lecture will be given by Francine D. Blau (Cornell University and IZA).

ESSLE is designed to bring together economists in the field from across Europe and key researchers from outside the region. It provides a unique opportunity for researchers from different universities and countries to discuss their work in a relaxed atmosphere and to develop long-term collaborative relationships. Another important aim of ESSLE is to provide young researchers with the opportunity to meet and discuss their work with senior economists. Paper proposals are invited in any area of labor economics.

ESSLE 2011 will bring together around 40 economists for a period of three days. To foster the desired interaction we request that participants stay for the entire duration of the Symposium. The program combines focus and contributed sessions with time for collaboration and consultation. Some researchers will be asked to present their work in a poster session.

Funding for all participants' accommodation and meals is ensured, but only limited travel funding will be available for this conference. CEPR cannot at this stage commit to financing the travel expenses of all participants. We would therefore encourage you, wherever possible, to draw upon research travel funding you may have at your disposal. Please indicate in your application whether you will be able to cover your own travel costs or whether you will require funding from CEPR. Where CEPR does contribute to travel costs, this will be in accordance with the new CEPR Travel Guidelines.

To respond to this call, please send your submission to Nadine Clarke, Meetings Manager, at The deadline for replies is 18:00 GMT on Tuesday, March 15, 2011. Please include a one-page abstract or provisional draft with your submission. Note that it may not be possible to accept all applications to attend ESSLE as demand always exceeds the space available. We cannot accept submissions received after March 15, 2011.